June 14, 2020

Permaculture, Building Community - Sarah Pugh

This episode is a conversation with Bristol Permaculture legend Sarah Pugh. We discuss the nuances of permaculture in a city and …

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May 28, 2020

How to make a Zero Carbon Britain - Paul Allen

I talk with Paul Allen from the Centre for Alternative Technology about how Britain can get to Net Zero carbon using only existin…

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May 21, 2020

Mud, the ultimate building material - Becky Little

Rebearth is a Scottish company founded by mud mason Becky Little. Specialising in building, art and education using raw earth and…

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May 12, 2020

Trespass, Crossing the Lines that Divide Us - Nick Hayes

We continue our meander into the benefits for human health of access to countryside. This week in a conversation with writer, Ill…

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May 4, 2020

Get into nature and forage! - Fern Freud

This episode takes us a little away from our chosen niche, and looks at how we can create sustainability by getting out into natu…

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April 22, 2020

How to retrofit our existing housing stock - Lucy Pedler

It's Building Sustainability's first birthday & most of the world is on lockdown... So this month sees a triple Building Sustaina…

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April 22, 2020

Sustainable Structural Engineering - Beth Williams

I have a conversation with Beth Williams, who is a Structural Engineer + Certified PassivHaus Designer. Passionate about diversit…

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April 22, 2020

What can festivals teach us about sustainability? - Claire O'Neill

How can festivals create more sustainble communities? The link between festivals and sustainability might not be immediately obvi…

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March 13, 2020

Community Wood Recycling - Ben Moss

This month we talk to Ben Moss from Bristol Wood Recycling Project (BWRP). Ben set up the recycling project in 2004 with the aims…

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Jan. 11, 2020

What If we imagined a better future - Rob Hopkins

In this month's Building Sustainability podcast, we talk with Rob Hopkins. A massive thanks to Rob for being such a wonderful gue…

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Nov. 25, 2019

Building a tiny house - Flo Hamer

Flo Hamer lives in a tiny house, it measures 4.8m x 2.4m - It contains everything she needs - kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and loun…

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Oct. 25, 2019

Roundwood Timber Framing - Adrian Leaman

Adrian Leaman from wholewoods.co.uk talks to us about his journey into the world of roundwood timber framing and green woodworkin…

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Sept. 12, 2019

Earth Ovens, Philosophies and Stories - Kiko Denzer

In this month's Building Sustainability podcast we talk with Kiko Denzer. Kiko is perhaps best known as the author of ' Build You…

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Aug. 13, 2019

Prefabricated straw panels & magic mud - Bee Rowan

Natural builder, Bee Rowan talks to us about Ecococoon straw bale panels. These prefabricated panels are load bearing and highly …

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July 10, 2019

Creating new sustainable towns - Noel Isherwood

In this episode we talk to architect, Noel Isherwood. The discussion is largely based around Poundbury, which is the expansion of…

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June 13, 2019

Growing the perfect insulation - Judith Thornton

This month sees us talking to Judith Thornton from Aberystwyth University. Judith is looking at alternative natural insulators th…

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May 8, 2019

The hidden benefits of craft - Dave Cockroft

In this episode of Building Sustainability I talk with Dave ‘The Bodger’ Cockroft about the hidden benefits of craft. We talk spe…

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April 9, 2019

How to create an anti capitalist building site - Emma Appleton

Emma Appleton has drawn up a list of 100 ways to make an anti capitalist building site. We discuss some of the issues that exist …

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April 8, 2019

One Planet Development - Chris Vernon

One Planet Development is a welsh planning policy which enables those wishing to live off the land to buy agricultural land and b…

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April 4, 2019

Hartwyn Natural Builders

Jeffrey is joined by his colleague Joe Duirwyn to discuss how their company, Hartwyn, uses a unique student model to train future…

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